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Pencil Vs Camera - 73

By BenHeine
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Real illustrator Vs anamorphic photographer (View it on FB)

Am I having a multiple personality disorder or is this just an
optical illusion? Invisible 3D mirror? Who will be the winner?

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Sketch in progress:

Sketch in Progress - Pencil Vs Camera - 73 by BenHeine

Other works:

Pencil Vs Camera - 72 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 61 by BenHeine

Pencil Vs Camera - 63 by BenHeine Pencil Vs Camera - 12 by BenHeine
Image details
Image size
890x590px 401.2 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Jul 18, 2013, 2:47:06 AM
Sensor Size
5mm
Published:
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Snell35Damzel's avatar

Great art an superb angle on comparison

VolcanicBlossom21's avatar
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This is an absolutely amazing piece of art. The way the drawing so accurately matches the photo is stunning. I love how the lighting is coming at the same angel. Because they're opposite from one another it makes me want to see the lightings coming from opposite directions, but the way to you drew it is utterly perfect. It really gives the effect that they're truly sitting next to each other. The facial expressions are so intent and focused. Just looking at it makes me motivated to keep working on my art. You're piece is inspiring. The colors also look great, the pop of red is fun and the gray tiled corners are a cool element. Have a great day. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="391" title=":) (Smile)"/>
murriwurri's avatar
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this picture seems to takes things to perfection.
drawing and photography are fitting seamlessly. the direction the light comes from is the same on human and portrait. the perfect symmetry of the two-dimensional background, the exact same size the real and the fake man have. the only imperfections are planned: the sketch-like shadowing of the pencil-human, in order to stress the contrast between reality and paper-fiction. the detail and pattern of the persons hat, for instance, are missing in the drawn version. the strong, red color of the pencil reappears in the shoes, contrasting the grayscale-drawing. like a yin and yang, where yin contains a part of yang and vice versa, the sketch-person is the one holding the camera and the man the one, with the pencil in his hands. also, like a yin and yang, this pictures symbolizes completeness: the sketch, as a representative of all art-forms, carried by the human mind and accomplished by a forming, drawing hand, is nothing but the raw form of more complex descendants of its kind, such as a painting, where oftentimes color is included, a sculpture, with its three-dimensionality, or more modern ones like digital paintings, or animated cartoons, if motion and time are added. photography, on the other side of the spectrum, receives the impressions an environment offers, instead of actively forming it. it's the photographer, who has to discover the beauty that's already existing. although, especially in modern days, many in-betweens exist, this picture can be seen as a metaphor for the constant breathing in and breathing out of visiual arts: a metaphor for shaping, as for receiving, for building and for seeing, for creating and for enjoying, for selling and for consuming. a metaphor for art.
BenHeine's avatar
Thank you for this great analysis
murriwurri's avatar
always welcome :)
earlschibikoibito's avatar
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This really speaks with the shadowing that you did versus what a camera sees. The detail on the pencil side is divine int the fact that it looks so realistic while at the same time retaining the look of being on paper. It also looks like you are looking in a mirror at yourself from two different views; the colorful view and the black and white. In the end you are one in the same and although both outlooks are different in many aspects they are still the same soul. Also there are limitations on both sides. With a camera you are only allowed what what the lens can see versus what you can do with a pencil and vis versa. The camera can bring out more than the pencil can even begin to achieve.
earlschibikoibito's avatar
No, understandable because pencil can take longer, but the picture can capture all that is in the len's view where something as small as a bug or flower is harder to achieve with a pencil. As for more creativity, that is one thing I don't believe is restricted to just a pencil. We can do so much more with cameras than we could before, but at the same time I can create something that doesn't exist in real life. There are so many pros and cons on each side, but there is one thing that both can achieve and that is what the artist wants it to be.
The critique was fair, except for one line, "The camera can bring out more than the pencil can begin to achieve."
Making a piece with pencils takes much more time and effort than taking a picture. Making a realistic piece with pencil takes years of practice.
You can't "doodle" with a camera. Your creativity flows much more with a pencil. You can draw whatever you want with it.
gothidgaf's avatar
You are the sharpest crayon in the box. (Y)
Fikri578's avatar
For this i will choose pencil more than photographer. For some reason i like drawing because the issue 2 months ago hope you guys know.
UnbridledMuse's avatar
Holy cow, you drew yourself lifesize so you could sit by yourself! :squee:
Amethyst-Phoenixx's avatar
incredible!! Love Love Love Clap Clap Clap 
AcnologiaisHere's avatar
The way you made it seem like you were facing your exact other was really great in a detail. I'm doing my art work inspired by you and I cannot get enough of your Pencil VS Camera series. Keep it up.
I'm curious about your process. Do you frame your subjects with the paper and then draw over it digitally, or do you take 1 picture, draw on the paper, and then take a second picture?
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40008's avatar
That is a piece to stand behind with pride as people rightly stand before in awe. I have seen that before so I am not certain that it is you that has created it but, regardless, it is surely a marvelous execution and piece to behold...
RA
MarkMrGamer's avatar
i like to my facebook
Sonialelo75's avatar
Un trabajo excepcional, donde plasmas el dilema del arte tradicional frente al arte digital. Muy bien logrado, por ese motivo, he incluido dos de tus trabajos dentro Fotoquimera, mi blog, en un especial Arte Ditgital. Te dejo el link por si quieres verlo: fotoalquimiada.blogspot.com.es….
Mi más sincera enhorabuena por tu creatividad y tu habilidad para plasmarla. Un saludo!!
WagmoreBarkless's avatar
I love how far you've taken this Pencil v. versus Camera concept and how it keeps working for you - each piece in this series tells a different story yet remains within the confines of the original concept... Brilliant!
KaLa89's avatar
Awesome work! I love the concept!
RMH13's avatar
you are great ;)
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